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Old 05-27-2009, 08:42 PM
 
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We are looking at relocating to Oldham County because of a new job and its highly rated school system. Our son will be be attending either UL or UK as a sophmore in Finance so he won't be a problem. My concern is how to select the right high school for my daughters. We are moving from a nationally ranked school system in Connecticut and both of my daughters are taking advance placement classes so I would want to make sure the new high school has a challenging curriculum. In addition, one daughter is an elite lacrosse player and the other has been part of the crew club. My research seems to point to North Oldham County High School but I'm really not clear on either curriculum, facilities, or girls lacrosse. Any recommendations? The girls' will be sophmore's next year. Thanks.
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Old 05-28-2009, 05:17 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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You will not be disappointed with your child's school. Pick your home, the school will be fine. While like your children, each have their specific strengths, they are of the same quality. Oldham County High has a more diverse student population considering economics only. This fact tends to pull some of the academic achievement a bit lower, but the advanced study programs are equal if not greater than the other two schools. My point here is to not rely specifically on statistics comparing the schools. I enjoy the pleasure of knowing the current principal of Oldham County High, the current County School Superintendent, the retired principals of South, and OC, the retired Superintendent, and many current and retired teachers and administrators. Your children will be fine at any of the three schools.
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Old 05-28-2009, 02:13 PM
 
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North Oldham is the newest and smallest of the 3 OC high schools, with just under 900 students. It does very well academically compared with other schools in the state. North Oldham's campus has a lot of new construction going on, and is near Prospect and Goshen, which means you will have no problems finding a home, just make sure you look in the Oldham county part of Prospect.
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Old 05-28-2009, 04:28 PM
 
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Thank you tomocox and mdawg. We were thinking of going a little more rural so Oldham County may end up being a good fit. Hopefully the housing situation will be good there as well. Thanks again.
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Old 05-28-2009, 09:11 PM
 
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I think if you want to be out in the country a little bit, but still pretty close to the amenities Louisville has, Oldham County is a good fit.
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Old 05-29-2009, 03:35 PM
 
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Thank you tomocox and mdawg. We were thinking of going a little more rural so Oldham County may end up being a good fit. Hopefully the housing situation will be good there as well. Thanks again.
I would stay close to the Jefferson County border. You can still feel rural without having to drive 20 minutes to Target. I would be inclined to live off US 42 in the Prospect to Goshen corridor, as I believe North Oldham HS is newer and nicer. South Oldham is also good, but I am not a huge fan of Crestwood.

Any of the subdivisions off KY 1793 and US 42 are very nice, and you may be able to find a home on a bluff overlooking the river. If you can afford it, look at some of the estates off Rose Island Road. Additionally, in this area, is a very family friendly restaurant on a boat in the ohio river:

Cutters Wharf Casual Dining On The River In Louisville, Ky

Shopping wise, these area are 15 minutes to every major suburban shopping store you could want in Prospect and Springhurst from Target to Jcrew. For the retail hub of the metro and stores like Macy's and Von Maur (basically Louisville's version of Nordstrom), then you will have to drive 25 minutes into the St Matthews area.
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Pewee Valley
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I am a fan of Crestwood. As a near lifetime resident of the Crestwood and Pewee Valley area though, I'm biased.
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Old 05-29-2009, 11:37 PM
 
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Pewee Valley is a nice town. If I had a kid going to South Oldham I would live there rather than Crestwood.
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Old 05-30-2009, 06:19 AM
 
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Just to be sure all searchers understand, Pewee Valley has a very small footprint of addresses in Oldham County. Buckner, Westport, Pendleton, and Smithfield have similar small foot prints. LaGrange covers a relatively large portion of the east central & north eastern areas, with Goshen and Prospect covering most of the northwestern part of the county. So that leaves Crestwood. I don't have an exact figure, but I would estimate that Crestwood covers 40% of the county's area. Crestwood covers nearly the entire Hwy 22 corridor from the Jefferson County line to Hwy 53 in Ballardsville. It extends all along the south border of the county to a boundry which roughly follow I-71. So if a buyer is searching the internet for an Oldham County home, be sure to use a map search for the exact location.
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Old 05-30-2009, 01:34 PM
 
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Just to be sure all searchers understand, Pewee Valley has a very small footprint of addresses in Oldham County. Buckner, Westport, Pendleton, and Smithfield have similar small foot prints. LaGrange covers a relatively large portion of the east central & north eastern areas, with Goshen and Prospect covering most of the northwestern part of the county. So that leaves Crestwood. I don't have an exact figure, but I would estimate that Crestwood covers 40% of the county's area. Crestwood covers nearly the entire Hwy 22 corridor from the Jefferson County line to Hwy 53 in Ballardsville. It extends all along the south border of the county to a boundry which roughly follow I-71. So if a buyer is searching the internet for an Oldham County home, be sure to use a map search for the exact location.

That's an excellent point. In fact, I remember seeing an article a few years back about the fastest growing suburban towns. Crestwood's population was listed around 17,000, and this was years ago. Thinking about what I thought was Crestwood, I didn't understand how that could be, but then I saw it included a vast swath of land.
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